Kraft Durch Freude Photo Albums
Battle of the Atlantic / WWII Newspaper Clipping Collection
Sierra Cordoba Photo Album - 1934 / 1935
Voyage Photos: 104




While not related to the Wilhelm Gustloff, Germany's LZ 129 Hindenburg Zeppelin was to the skies what the Gustloff was to the sea. The four original photos below are listed as the Hindenburg over Berlin, Germany. March 28th, 1936. Though due to the details, I believe it may actually be the Graf Zeppelin instead.



Der Deutsche Photo Album - Also features the Bremen, Milwaukee, and Oceana.
May 6th, 1937

Photos: 34.

     ​​The album also has 56 newspaper clippings / photos cut out during the war. Most of these are AP photos of various ships sinking, burning, picking up survivors, & bomb blasts. Several of the newspaper articles can be viewed below under the last PDF file. 






Unknown KdF Liner passing the Hindenburg at sea.
- Possibly the Oceana or Sierra Cordoba.
Beautiful images of the great airship over the ocean.
Random Nazi Germany Photographs
- Includes a destroyer, the statues of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Friedrich Schiller infront of the German National Theater in Weimar, and the "Schloss Belvedere" (Belvedere Palace), also located in the Weimar area.


Photo #1: Likely the British battleship HMS Nelson.
Photo #13: The German Panzerschiff Deutschland.
Photo at Right: Colorized Hindenburg photo. ​


     While not related to the Wilhelm Gustloff - this film is related to another great ship, the Cap Arcona.
Titanic was a 1943 Nazi propaganda film made during World War II in Berlin by Tobis Productions for UFA, which was later banned from Nazi Germany by Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels. The film used the sinking of the RMS Titanic as a setting for an attempt to discredit British and American capitalist dealings and glorify the bravery and selflessness of German men. The film is known for its extremely dark production history and, ironically, became the symbol of the corruption and "sinking" of the Third Reich itself. 
     The film was shot on board the SS Cap Arcona, a passenger cruise ship which itself was sunk in the last weeks of World War II with a loss of life far heavier than that on the actual Titanic. The scenes with the lifeboats were filmed on the Baltic Sea and some of the interior scenes were shot in Tobis Studios. 
     In 1992, a censored, low quality VHS copy, (shown here) was released in Germany. This version deleted the strongest propaganda scenes, which immensely watered down its controversial content. Finally, in 2005, Titanic was completely restored and, for the first time, the uncensored version was released in a special edition DVD by Kino Video. Source: Wikipedia: Titanic (1943 Film).






NSDAP group Wilhelm Gustloff receipt & paperwork.

Anmeldungsbescheinigung der neuen Ortsgruppe
(Die Anmeldung hat innerhalb 3 Tagen nach erfolgtem Umzug zu erfolgen.)

Ortsgruppe: Standort der NSDAP Wilhelm Gustloff.
den 18. Juli 1942
Kreis
Gau
Ortsgruppen-Stützpunkt Leiter
Vom Pg. sorgfältig aufzubewahren.


Registration certificate of the new local group
(The application must be made within 3 days after the move.)

Local Group: location of the Nazi Wilhelm Gustloff.
the 18th July 1942
circle
gau
Local groups-base manager
From Pg carefully kept.



German Work Book / Passport. 1938-1942
Luxury Liner 'Bremen' before and after the war. 

Collection of several hundred original World War II newspaper articles.
1939 to 1946​


     I came across this collection online and saw that there were some articles on the KdF fleet, as well as the Wilhelm Gustloff. After I paid $10.00 for them all, they ended up sitting in a closet as I continued to work on other things in the museum.
     For the 2017 update, I began looking through these and was surprised to see just how much information was saved by someone living in German at that time. There is entirely too much for me to translate, but I wanted to share these with others who could use these for research, reading, and fact checking.
     I uploaded over 300 scans of roughly 1,000 newspaper articles into 10 PDFs for you to view. I translated the sections and headlines and divided them up as so. I assume these are all in order, as I scanned them as they were when I purchased them. 

     Just click on each image to view all of the articles related to that topic. If anyone does find things of interest, please send me an email as I would be interested to add to the knowledge of these papers. ​​​​​​
Section #1: "Warship Losses Attributed to the British"

E​rfolgsbilanz der Achsenmächte
Englands wirkliche Lage zur See
Ein Drittel der englischen Flotte verloren
Opfer der Atlantik-Schlacht
58 von 112 Zerstörern Briten geben nur die hälfte der Verlufte zu
Diese Kriegsschiffsverluste geben die Briten zu.
Verfährtes Eingeständnis
Die handelsflotte ohne Matrosen
Englands Kriegsschiffsverluste

Success of the Axis Powers
England's Real Position to the Sea
One Third of the English Fleet was Lost
Victims of the Atlantic Battle
58 of 112 Destroyers-  Brits Give Only Half of the Villains
These Warship Losses are Attributable to the British.
Proceeding Confession
The Commercial Fleet without Sailors.
England's Warship Losses.
Section #2: "The Slaughter of Merchant Shipping"

​Versierungs Ziffern (Handles Krieg) 1939 - 1944.
Verseifer HandelsschiffRaum
Zeitraum Gr. Reg Tonnen Verseukte Kriegsschiffe.
Unter dem Würgegriff des "Admirals Zeit"
Für 100 Millionen Mark Banngut
Ueber 16 Millionen BRT
Ein englisches Eingeständnis - 16000 Seeleute mit handelsschiffen ertrunken

Versions of War 1939 - 1944.
Slaughter of Merchant Ships
Period - Gr. Reg Tons - War Warships.
Under the Stranglehold of the "Admiral Zeit"
For 100 million Marks Banngut
About 16 million BRT
An English Confession - 16,000 Sailors Drowned with Merchant Ships
Section #3: "The War on the Sea Against England"

​Krieg zur See gegen England.
Wie Günter Prien die Sperre von Scapa-Flow durchbrechen konnte.
9-5=? Eine Rechnung für Churchill
Die "Warspite" wird verschrottet.
Unterbilanz für London.
Zerstörer "Broadwater" versenkt.
Mit der "Cossack" 155 Engländer ertrunken.
Zwei britische hilfskriegsschiffe versenkt.
Ein Schwerer Schlag für Englands Flotte.
Britische Todesliste
Die "Barham" vor Gollum gesunken .
Beim dritten Torpedo kopfüber in die Tiefe.
"Prinz Eugen" vor Dover.
Zu neuen Aufgaben bereit.
"Perseus" als verloren zugegeben
Britischer Kreuzer "Trinidad" gesunken.
British U-Boot "Olympus" versenkt.
Verlust "Coventry" zugegeben.
Der Kampf gegen den Geleitzug
Aufruf des Duce
Wohin sollte der Geleitzug?
Dispositionen der britischen Flotte zerstört.

War on the Sea Against England.
How Günter Prien Could Break the Barrier of Scapa-Flow.
9-5 =? A Bill for Churchill
The "Warspite" is Scrapped.
Underground for London.
Destroyer "Broadwater" Sunk.
With the "Cossack" 155 English Drowned.
Two British War Ships Scuttled.
A Heavy Blow to England's Fleet.
British Death List
The "Barham" Before Gollum Sunk.
At the Third Torpedo in the Depth.
"Prince Eugene" before Dover.
Ready for New Tasks.
"Perseus" as Lost
British Cruiser "Trinidad" Sunk.
British Submarine "Olympus" Sunk.
Loss of the "Coventry" was Added.
The Fight Against the Convoy
Call the Duce
Where Should the Convoy Go?
Dispositions of the British Fleet
Section #4: "The U-Boat War"

​U-Boot Krieg
Die Mittelmeertonne wiegt schwerer.
Erinnern Sie sich, Winston Churchill?
Japanische U-Boote operieren im Atlantik
Unsere U-Boot binden eine Million Mann.
Dönitz über die U-Bootwaffe.
Mit dem Schnorchel vor feindlichen Häfen
Dönitz verliert die Atlantik-Schlacht Sommer 1943.
Das Grab der deutschen U-Boote.
Ein-Mann-Torpedos
Kühner Torpedo-Reiter in der Seine-Bucht.
Sprengboote - eine neue Seekriegswaffe.
Geheimnis der Spreng-Boote Gelüftet "Linsen-Flottille" im Einsatz.

U-Boat War
The Mediterranean Sea Weighs Heavier.
Do you Remember, Winston Churchill?
Japanese Submarines Operate in the Atlantic
Our Submarine tie 1 Million Men.
Dönitz on the Submarine.
With the Snorkel in Front of Enemy Ports
Dönitz loses the Atlantic Battle - Summer 1943.
The Grave of German Submarines.
One-man Torpedoes
Bold Torpedo Rider in the Seine Bay.
Blasting Boats - A New Naval Warfare Weapon.
Secret of Blasting Boats Aired "Lens Flotilla" in Action.
Section #5: "Our Own Losses at Sea - The Loss of German Warships"
Eigene Verlust zur See - Graf Spee, Columbus, Bismarck, Scharnhorst, Tirpitz, etc.
Im hafen von Montevideo
Verlustlische des "Graf Spee"
kapitan Langsdorff gestorben
Schärfster Protest
Deutscher Protest - Gegen Internierung der Spee-Vesatzung.
Die Welt bewundert "Graf Spee"
Die Briten schossen doch mit Giftgas
Columbus von der eigenen Mannschaft versenkt
Der Mann, der die "Columbus" verriet
320 Gerettete des "Cormoran"
Ruhmreiches Ende des Schlachtschiffes "Scharnhorst"
SOS - SOS - Wilhelm Gustloff - Stop - Sind schwer getroffen - stop - Schiff sinkt mit 6000 Menschen - SOS - SOS
Die siebentägige Fahrt der "Bismarck" in den Tod
Unvergängliche "Bismarck"
Der erfolgreiche kampf bei Island
Die Bismarck ein Opfer der Uebermacht
Wie die Bismarck unterging
Kampf und UNtergang der "Lützow"
Der letzte Torpedoschuss im Weltkrieg - UB 50 versenkt am 9. November das Linienschiff "Britannia"
Aviso Grille
Admiral von Trotha gestorben
Admiral von Reuter gestorben
Die wichtigsten Schiffstypen der kriegsmatinen 

Own losses to sea - Graf Spee, Columbus, Bismarck, Scharnhorst, Tirpitz, etc.
In the Port of Montevideo
Loss of the "Graf Spee"
Capitan Langsdorff Died.
Strongest Protest
German Protest - Against Interternation of the Spee
The world admires "Graf Spee"
The British Shot Poison Gas
Columbus Sunk from its own Crew
The Man who Betrayed the "Columbus"
320 Saved the "Cormoran"
Glorious End of the Battleship "Scharnhorst"
SOS - SOS - Wilhelm Gustloff - Stop - Are Heavily Hit - Stop - Ship Sinks with 6000 People - SOS - SOS. (Probably should be with the next section).
The Seven-Day Journey of the "Bismarck" into Death
Incomprehensible "Bismarck"
The Successful Fight at Iceland
The Bismarck a Victim of the Overpowering
How the Bismarck went Under
Battle and Decline of "Lützow"
The Last Torpedo Shot in the World War - UB 50 Sunk the Ship "Britannia."
Aviso Grille
Admiral Trotha Died
Admiral Reuter Died
The Most Important Types of Ships of War
Section #6: "Our Own Losses on Passenger Ships"
Die "Bremen" wieder im heimathafen -
​Dr. Dorpmüller begrüßt die Besatzung im Namen des Reiches
Brand auf Lloyd-Dampfer "Bremen"
Brand auf "Bremen" gelöcht
Odyssee eines deutschen U-Bootes, Flucht ins Abenteuer
"General Steubens" letzte Fahrt
So Sank die Cap Arcona
Die Katastrophe der Flüchtlingsschiffe 1945

The "Bremen" Again at Home -
​Dr. Dorpmüller Welcomes the Crew in the Name of the Reich
Fire for Lloyd Steamer "Bremen"
Fire on "Bremen"
Odyssey of a German Submarine, Escape into the Adventure
"General Steuben's" Last Voyage
So Sank the Cap Arcona
The Catastrophe of the Refugee Ships 1945.
Section #7: "Air War & Aircraft"
London gesteht 3981 Flugzeugverluste
Bischer 1003 feindliche Flugzeuge
In 26 Monaten, 17,000 Mann verloren
1123 Abschüsse der Kriegsmarine
Wie der Sturzflug abgebremst wird 
Ein unsymmetrisches Flugzeug
Bomben auf Zivilisten, Wohnhäuser, Friedhöfe 
Sinclairs "Bomber politik"
Der Luftkrieg 1941
Die Leistungen der Luftwaffe 
London weiss nichts zu seiner Rechtfertigung
Reuter fälschte die Luftkriegsschuld

London Admits 3981 Aircraft Losses
Losing 1003 Enemy Aircraft
In 26 months, 17,000 Men Lost
1123 Launch of the War Marines
How the Dive is Braked
An Unsymmetrical Plane
Bombs on Civilians, Homes, Cemeteries
Sinclair's "Bomber Politics"
The Air War 1941
The Achievements of the Luftwaffe
London Knows Nothing About its Justification
Reuter Falsified the Air-War Debt
Section #8: "Aerial Attacks on German Cities"

​​Fall Kuftsangriffe aud deutsche Stadte
glück und Ende der deutschen Luftwaffe
Der Fall der "Arc Royal"
Lüftangriffe auf Stüttgart
Der Untergang der deutschen Großstädte
Feuidl Luftangriffe auf deutsche Städte1940 - 1945
Die Sperrmauer Bricht!
Angriff auf die offene Stadt Freiburg
Feindliche Bomben auf einen Kinderspielplatz 
Ein Ablenkungsmanöver Churchills
Das Verbrech von Köln
Rostock betrauert 163 Tote
Vorbildliche haltung der Mainzer und Kölner Bevölkerung 
Die Gefallenen von Wuppertal klagen die feigen Luftgangster an
Hamburg trotz Terrorangriff ungebeugt
Zum Terrorangriff auf Wien
Ein Gang durch das geschändete Nurnberg
Erneut hat ein Überfall britisch-amerikanischer Bomber auf Gross-Stuttgart zahlreiche Opfer unter der Bevölkerung gefordert. Ihr Leben mussten geben:
Das Gebot der Stunde
Stuttgart erneut heimgesucht
"Es ist klug, sich auf alles gefasst zu machen"
Stuttgart, Eckpfeiler deutscher Moral
Der Terrorangriff auf Stuttgart

Case Attacks on German Cities
Luck and End of the German Luftwaffe
The Case of the "Arc Royal"
Ventilation on Stüttgart
The Decline of the German Cities
Air Raids on German Cities 1940 - 1945
The Barrier Wall Breaks!
Attack on the Open City of Freiburg
Enemy Bombs on a Children's Playground
A Deflection Maneuver Churchills
The Crime of Cologne
Rostock Mourned 163 dead
Exemplary Attitude of the Mainz and Cologne Population
The Wretches of Wuppertal Lament the Cowardly Air Gangster
Hamburg, Despite the Terrorist Attack
The Terror Attack on Vienna
A Walk Through the Ruined Nurnberg
Once Again, An Attack by British-American Bombers on Greater Stuttgart Claimed Numerous Victims Among the Population. Their lives had to give: (Dead List)
The Commandment of the Hour
Stuttgart again home
"It is Wise to be Prepared for Everything"
Stuttgart, the Cornerstone of German Morality
The Terror Attack on Stuttgart

Section #9: "Air War Against England"

​​
Luftkrieg gegen England
Englands Verlufte durch Luftangriffe
Churchills Schuld - 29,630 Tote, 410,930 Verletzte in England
England's Opfer im Luftkrieg
Englands Verlufte im Luftkrieg
100,000 englische Luftkriegsopfer
Wehe England!
Die deutschen Vergeltungsangriffe auf England
Ungeheure Verheerungen im Themsegebiet
Neutrale Augenseugen schildern
Lügen Reuter durch einen Volltreffer ausgeschaltet
Ruinenstrassen in der Londoner ity
London wird ewig an den 9. Dezember denken 
Sieben Luftalarme in 24 Stunden
Vom Abend bis zum Morgen Alarm in London
15 Meter hoher Schutt im Unterhaus
An Löscharbeiten war nicht zu denken 
Vergeltungsschlag von ungeheuer Wucht
Größte Wirkung bei äußerst geringen Verlusten
Deutsche Luftaugriffe auf Eugl Stadte
Lazarette werden nicht angegriffen!
51,000 Gebäude zerstört
Bericht aus Coventry
Was man der königin nicht zeigen konnte
Die Luftoffensive geht weiter
Birmingham und Sheffield das Angriffsziel
Trümmerfeld Norwich
Vergeltungsangriff gegen York
Zweiter Terrorangriff auf Paris
592 Tote in Paris
Hätte die Luftwaffe nicht versagt

Air War Against England
England's Airborne Raids
Churchill's Guilt - 29,630 Dead, 410,930 Injured in England
England's Victim in the Air War
England's Lair in the Air War
100,000 English Air Warriors
Woe to England!
The German Retaliation Attacks on England
Immense Devastation in the Thames
Indicate Neutral Eye Gauges
Lies Reuter by a Perfect Match
Ruins in the London City
London will Always Think of December 9th
Seven Air Alarms in 24 hours
From Evening to Morning Alarm in London
15 Meters High Debris in the Lower House
There was No Reason for Fire-Fighting
Retaliation of Tremendous Force
Greatest Effect with Extremely Low Losses
German Air Suction on England Cities
Hospitals are Not Attacked!
51,000 Buildings Destroyed
Report from Coventry
What You Could not Show the Queen
The Air Defense Continues
Birmingham and Sheffield the Attack Target
Ruins of Norwich
Retaliation Against York
Second Terrorist Attack on Paris
592 Dead in Paris
If the Luftwaffe did not Fail ....
Section #10: Newspaper Clippings from the above Der Deutsche Photo Album

     The album also has 56 newspaper clippings / photos cut out during the war. Most of these are AP photos of various ships sinking, burning, picking up survivors, & bomb blasts. Several of the newspaper articles can be viewed by clicking on the photo above.​​​